Part 1: Application

Please complete the information below in order to apply for the  Teen JUST-US Boston program 2020 cohort.  Once Part 1: Application is completed, please complete Part 2: Recommendations. If you have questions please email

We recommend that you write and save a copy of your essays in a program outside this browser, as this form will not save your information if you navigate away during the process. We look forward to reviewing your application and welcoming an inspiring 2020 cohort!

A Jew is asked to take a leap of action rather than a leap of faith.

– Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel

Personal Information

Date of Birth (mm/dd/yyyy)* Preferred Pronouns:

How did you hear about Teen JUST-US Boston?*

If you observe Shabbat, please describe your observance:

Dietary restrictions:

Ethnicity (optional):
WhiteBlackLatinoAsianAmerican IndianOther

Access to Public Transportation (please specify the closest train, subway or bus stop so we can make the best match)*:

What, if any, is your present/past level of engagement in the Jewish community?

Please check the boxes of three phrases below that best describe you*:
high energycreativequietfocusedstrong writerlike new challengesorganizedenjoy meeting new peopleprefer more structureresourcefulgood verbal communicatorwork best independentlywork best in groupsother phrases

Please check the box for any skills you presently have:
WordPowerPointExcelSocial MediaWebsite DesignVideo Production

For any box you checked, please describe the type and level of technical experience:

*You do not need any particular skills to be considered. Knowing this information will help us better match you to internship opportunities.

Please list any hobbies, skills, or interests below:

We may have opportunities to include music in our programming. Do you play an instrument? If so, what instrument do you play?

T-shirt size*: smallmediumlargeextra largeXX large

Emergency Contacts (please list two)

Employment and Experience

Please list past club, volunteer or work experience and any examples of service experience or projects.

Name of Organization/Company/Activity/Club:

Your Role:

Length of Time:


Name of Organization/Company/Activity/Club:

Your Role:

Length of Time:


Name of Organization/Company/Activity/Club:

Your Role:

Length of Time:



We plan to match interns to organizations that focus on work and issues that are most important to you. Please indicate the issues that most interest you - choosing 5 from the list that follows*:

Arts & Culture
Child Services/Children's Rights/Child Development
Civic Engagement
Community/Workforce Development
Women's Rights

*Please note: While Teen JUST-US Boston will do our best to match interns to their preferences we cannot guarantee this.

Essay Questions

Please answer each of the questions below in 500 or fewer words.

1. Why would you like to participate in the 2020 Teen JUST-US Boston program?*

2. Why is social justice important to you?*

3. Describe an experience you’ve had in school, while working, engaging in service, or being active in your community where you have worked with someone who is different from you and what you have learned from this experience.*

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